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Health News for 10/25/10

October 25, 2010

Health Tip: How Caffeine May Affect Kids

Caffeine is much more than a wake-me-up among coffee drinkers. The chemical stimulant also is found in everything from popular sodas to over-the-counter pain relievers and cold remedies.
Health Tip: Help Prevent Gymnastics Injuries

Gymnastics can lead to injury without some preparation. In 2007, more than 69,000 kids under age 14 were treated for gymnastics-related medical problems, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says.
Bitter Taste Receptors Found in Lungs May Aid Asthma Patients

Bitter taste receptors are located in the lungs as well as on the tongue, a finding that might lead to improved treatments for asthma and other obstructive lung diseases, according to researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore.
NFL Players With Concussions Sidelined Longer: Study

Concussions in professional football have been a hot topic of late: Just last week, the National Football League announced it would begin suspending players for illegal and dangerous hits that often result in head injuries.
Arteries of Obese Kids Aging Prematurely: Study

The arteries of obese children have a degree of stiffness normally seen in adults with heart disease, according to a new study.
Mammogram Visit a Good Time to Arrange Colonoscopy: Study

Colorectal cancer screening among poor minority women could be increased by offering to arrange for the procedure during a mammography visit, a new study suggests.
Teens, Parents Often Lie About Illicit Drug Use

Don't expect teens -- or their parents -- to be honest about their drug use, a new study shows.
Marathons Affect Heart, but Runners Bounce Back

Running a marathon can damage your heart, with more than half of the segments in the heart's main pumping chamber typically functioning a little under par during the race, a new study shows.
Most Babies Start Sleeping Through Night at 2 to 4 Months

New research may offer some relief to sleep-starved parents: Most infants will start sleeping through the night between 2 and 4 months of age.
Weight May Affect a Woman's Fertility

A woman's weight influences her fertility, two new studies suggest.
Heavy Smoking Linked to Alzheimer's in Study

Heavy smoking in middle age seems to increase the risk for developing Alzheimer's disease or another dementia, a large new study suggests.
PSA Test Reduces Risk of Spread if Prostate Cancer Strikes

Having a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test to screen for prostate cancer reduces the risk that if cancer develops it will spread to other parts of the body, new research indicates.
Radiation Before Surgery May Prevent Return of Rectal Cancer

Patients who receive radiation before surgery for rectal cancer are about 50 percent less likely to experience a return of their cancer, a new Dutch study has found.
Clinical Trials Update: Oct. 25, 2010

Here are the latest clinical trials, courtesy of ClinicalConnection.com:
How You Handle Lack of Sleep May Be in Your Genes

Why is it that two people can be equally sleep-deprived, and yet the next day one person ends up feeling more tired and listless than the other?
Aspirin May Help Patients Beat Prostate Cancer

One of the world's most ubiquitous and pedestrian drugs -- aspirin -- may cut the risk of dying for men who have prostate cancer that has not yet spread beyond the gland, a new study suggests.
GI Endoscopy Complication Rates Higher Than Suspected: Study

Complications following gastrointestinal endoscopies -- procedures performed to detect ulcers, cancer and other conditions -- may be higher than previously estimated.

 

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